Calcium Lowers Colorectal Cancer Odds

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

Women who have diets rich in calcium can lower their likelihood of developing colorectalcancer. Their chances are even better if they take calcium supplements too. The studyinvolved a survey of 45,000 cancer-free women. After being followed for 8.5 years, 482 of theparticipants were diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

The study's findings indicated that women who took 800 mg of calcium daily had a 26%lower risk of the disease, compared with women who took <530 mg. A 46% reduction rate wasfound in women who took at least 412 mg of calcium daily from dietary sources, as well as>800 mg in supplement form.